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  1. Erna Elizabeth Naert
    May 6, 2019 @ 10:50 am

    I get it – it seems unfair. I was (operative word) the mother of a 15y/o who inhabited his own place on the spectrum. I would give anything to have him back , and worry about peanut butter. He passed away in December , and all those things we worry about? Meaningless. Jack is here and he tries in HIS way to make sense of a world that doesn’t make a lot of sense. You are blessed with very interesting and warm wonderful children. Let go and let God take Jack under his wing. Every step he takes is progress.

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  2. ahoch248
    May 6, 2019 @ 4:01 pm

    OMG it’s as if you read my mind! I love your posts and treasure what you share and delve into each week. Hugs!

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  3. terismyth
    May 10, 2019 @ 2:05 am

    Kind of funny how I’m reading how you want Jack to move out and come back to have dinner with you.
    Tonight my son came home and had dinner with me and my husband. I texted him and told him i was making his fav pork fried rice. He said “yes.”
    Then my husband and i proceeded to question him about whether he has been looking for a full time job, or whether he has decided to finish the projects from the coding camp.
    It had to be done. He’s been loitering around in no particular direction and doesn’t ask for help. We want to help, but he has to help himself first. It’s not easy raising these kids. Mine is 26 already and even though he graduated from college 2 yrs ago, he still doesn’t have the courage to look for work. We’ve helped him, but not enough i guess. It’s frustrating for us, yet i know he wants us to be proud of him.
    And so it goes. We’ll see if our chat tonight brings change. Maybe things just take time.

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